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  VIDEO: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Natalie Metzger
Feb. 22: The 24-year-old from New York City thinks she would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because she always wanted to have a voice that mattered.
Linda Reekie
Feb. 22: The 35-year-old from Mulvane, Kan., thinks she would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because she lives for new challenges in life.
David Burge
Feb. 22: The 32-year-old from Lincoln, Neb., thinks he would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because he knew at an early age that he wanted to work in entertainment.
Melissa Wayne
Feb. 21: The 29-year-old from Riverside, Conn., thinks she would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because she has dreamed of being one since she was seven.
Terri Ewing
Feb. 21: The 42-year-old from Atlanta thinks she would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because she thinks we can communicate in a casual, but professional style.
Dave Siriano Jr.
Feb. 21: The 42-year-old from Rochester, N.Y., thinks he would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because he believe that he'd be an asset to the show.
Diane Hesseman
Feb. 21: The 43-year-old from Akron, Ohio, thinks she would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because she always thought she'd make a good journalist.
Patricia McKinnes
Feb. 20: The 49-year-old from Athens, Ohio, thinks she would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because she can draw just about anyone into a conversation.
Lynette Ballard
Feb. 20: The 28-year-old from Colorado Springs, Colo., thinks she would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because as a stay-at-home mom she would like a new challenge.
Danielle Wilkinson
Feb. 20: The 31-year-old from Sparta, N.J., thinks she would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because she's "chatty Cathy,'' who'd like to put her skills to good use.
Brad Hook
Feb. 20: The 41-year-old from Humeston, Iowa, thinks he would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because he's overcome adversity and he's up for another challenge.
Marcy Martin
Feb. 19: The 44-year-old from Haddonfield, N.J., thinks she would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because she has the ability to mix "slapstick" with "wisdom."
Katie Crosbie
Feb. 19: The 21-year-old from Thousand Oaks, Calif., thinks she would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because she has dreamed about being one since childhood.
Jennifer Slobotkin
Feb. 19: The 27-year-old from Philadelphia thinks she would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because she's known since high school she "belonged in front of a camera."
Carol Koonts
Feb. 19: The 30-year-old from Tomball, Texas, thinks she would be a good choice for the show's Anchor for TODAY because she thinks she could the show's "breakthrough" anchor.
  VIDEO: TODAY'S CAST EARLY YEARS
Al Roker's early polyester years
Feb. 28: TODAY's Natalie Morales introduces a retrospective on Al Roker's TV career, which began all the way back in the 70s.
Natalie's road to TODAY
Feb. 27: Take a look at Natalie Morales' beginnings as a banker, her first job at a local station in the Bronx and her start at the TODAY show.
Looking at Curry's career
Feb. 26: Take a look at Ann Curry's start at a small news station in Oregon to her TODAY show gig.
ANCHOR FOR TODAY FEATURES
Day nine: Time for 'Anchor' boot camp
March 1: TODAY's cast helps Brad Hook from Humeston, Iowa, and David Burge from Lincoln, Neb., prepare to host the show, so the winner will be ready to join Al Roker, Natalie Morales, and Ann Curry.
Day eight: Finalists in weather challenge
March 1: TODAY's Al Roker holds a weather challenge for the finalists, Brad Hook and David Burge, to see who has the right stuff to be "Anchor for TODAY."
Day eight: Who will be the finalists?
Feb. 28: TODAY's Al Roker, Ann Curry, and Natalie Morales announce Carol Koontz has been eliminated from the "Anchor for TODAY" contest. Brad Hook and David Burge are the finalists.